Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of the society are dependent on or influenced by weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a climate in change provide new prerequisites. The SMHI research department provides tools, knowledge and decision guidance for the society. Read more about the SMHI research.

Research news from SMHI

Summer school at Askö in the Baltic Sea

PhD students and early career researchers are invited to a summer school on Impact of climate chance on the marine environment with special focus on the role of changing extremes. Application deadline 30 May, 2015.

Conference on harmful algal blooms and climate change

Climate change is impacting the marine environment. The future trend may include increasing harmful algal blooms. SMHI, in cooperation with several international institutes, will arrange a conference on harmful algal blooms and climate change in Gothenburg, May 19-22 2015.

19 May 2015

The Baltic Sea Region’s climate is presented in a new book

The Baltic Sea Region will become significantly warmer in the future. There is now a new …

05 May 2015

BalticAPP is set to collect information about the environmental state of the Baltic Sea

An upcoming mobile app will give the general public vital information about the state of the …

04 May 2015

Summer school at Askö in the Baltic Sea 24-30 August, 2015

PhD students and early career researchers are invited to a summer school on Impact of climate …

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Satellites key to new projects

Satellite information is used in several different ways within SMHIs research. Two new projects are using satellites to monitor clouds in climate models to improve forecasting models.

BalticApp and the Baltic Sea

An upcoming mobile app will give the general public vital information about the state of the environment in the Baltic Sea. Thanks to this app, anyone can assess the state of the environment.

Development of forecasts for direct solar radiation

Short-term forecasts for direct solar radiation will be developed by researchers from SMHI within the framework of a European research project on solar energy.

Open data gives water apps

Apps and web services for forecasting and decision support in the event of flooding, water contamination, irrigation and dam control. This is the aim of a European research project coordinated by SMHI.

About the SMHI Research Department

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Research for more accurate decisions and better information

Large areas of society are dependent on or influenced by the weather and water. Increased requirements with regard to the environment and a changed climate also provide new opportunities.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Strategic support for long-term development of SMHI’s research.

Climate Research at SMHI

Climate research at the Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The principal tools are the global and regional climate models developed within the research unit.

Climate impacts – water in the future

Future climate scenarios indicate higher temperatures in Sweden, more precipitation with higher extreme intensities, and the sea level will rise. SMHI Hydrological research studies how future climate change may affect water availability and flow dynamics in the rivers.

Marine environment in changing climate

In order to compute the various possible scenarios on how the future of the Baltic Sea may develop, we use numerical models which couple the physical, chemical and biological processes in the ocean.

Air Quality and Climate Change

In a future climate the concentrations and depositions of air pollutants may change considerably - resulting in the elimination of our current view of emission reductions. At SMHI research is being carried out with the objective of increasing the knowledge of the link between Climate and Air Quality.